Whether the issue is too much, not enough, too turbid, or too hot, water is at the forefront of the resource issues. The people living in and out of the watershed are dependent on water that originates and flows through the Upper Pit River Watershed. Other resource issues not related to water, however, cannot be ignored. For example, noxious weeds have a potential impact on every stakeholder. Additionally, local businesses and governments struggle with lower tax revenues as they seek to stimulate an economy that has grown smaller with changes in the timber and agricultural industries, and with reductions in public land timber and grazing income. Tourism and outdoor recreation hold some promise for economic growth, but this too brings cultural and resource conflicts.
As you roll over these resource issues you will see locations throughout the watershed. Click on any resource issue to see it's identified sites. You will then be able to choose a more detailed map to visit these sites and learn more about the crucial resource issues facing the Pit River Watershed. As in the Interactive Journey, you can choose spots to begin a Virtual Tour of resource issue locations while viewing high quality, interactive and immersive 360 degree panorama views. You can also find hot spots in these panoramas that provide much more detailed information, including high quality audio-video sequences.